Friday, 2 March 2018

7th Blog Anniversary

Good Morning Crafty Friends

WOW can you believe that today I celebrate 7 years of blogging!

I want to thank each and everyone of you for all your support year after year, leaving lovely comments and I hope that you will continue to visit and support over the coming years.

I have one prize to give to a lucky follower!

To be in with a chance of winning you need to do the following:

1. Be a follower of my blog.
2. Leave a comment.
3. Post picture on the sidebar of your blog
4. Share with your friends.
5. Add your name to the Link below

The winner will be announced next Saturday 3rd March and chosen by Random Org.

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 25 February 2018

From the Heart

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How is your weekend going?

I had a very busy day yesterday with getting all the housework, washing and ironing done, managed to get into the craft room yesterday afternoon as my new goodies arrived from Indigoblu and managed a little play with their new releases.

Today's card is using my new Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamps and Distress Oxides.

Step by Step

1. A5 white base card.
2. Matted and layered black card.
3. To create the background on the next layer I used Distress Oxides in the following colours, broken china, blueprint sketch, salty ocean and faded jeans.
4. On one of the shaving foam technique backgrounds I stamped the flower heads and embossed with WOW embossing powder and cut out, I stamped the stems and cut them out to.
5. I cut out the jar in acetate, added distress crackle paint let it dry and added Alcohol ink in 3 different blues. Once dry arranged the stems and flowers then placed the jar over.
6. To finish off I added pearls around the edge of the jar and stamped the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

QKR Stampede #284 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #405 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #55 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 24 February 2018

February Vlog Part 2

Good Evening Crafty Friends

Can you believe this is the last weekend of February!

Where has this month gone albeit it is a short month still it has gone by so quick.

Sharing with you part 2 of February's vlog which I hope you enjoy, pull up a chair and a coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy!

From next week I will be doing a weekly vlog.

To watch the video please click the LINK

Enjoy your evening and once again thank you for your support both of my blog and you tube channel it mean an awful lot to me more than I can ever express.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 23 February 2018

A Girls best Friend

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well here we are again Friday sure has arrived far too quick this week.

Today's card is using the So Cute digital image and papers from my website

Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white scalloped edge white card base.
2. Matted and layered paper from the So Cute collection.
3. Matted and layered pink and patterned paper, divided into 2 block and wrapped ribbon between them and made a bow.
4. Matted and layered the image onto pink card. All layers have been distressed around the edges with DI spun sugar.
5. To finish off I added the dragonfly, heart gem to centre of bow and birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #11 - AG with a Critter
Craft-Dee Bowz - AG with Handmade Bow
Crafty Animals #11 - Always Anything Goes
CHPP - AG with Patterned Paper
Crafty Creations #360 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 22 February 2018

1000 Giveaway Winners

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Tonight over on my You Tube channel I am announcing the 2 lucky winners of my 1000 subscriber giveaway.

Well what a month long journey I have been on after receiving the email from You Tube on their changing their rules.

I not only made the 1000 subscribers but smashed it but unfortunately didn't quite manage the 4000 hours to keep my monetisation.

I will continue to video 3 videos a week and every Saturday will have my weekly vlog which I hope you enjoy as I sure do enjoy doing them.

To see who won the set of 5 stencils from Linda Simpson Designs please click the LINK!

Once again you have all humbled me with your support so thank you all so very much!

Happy Crafting!

Take Flight

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today?

I am off out on a couple of errands this morning and of course it is my weigh in day.

Today sharing a new card using IndigoBlu's Take Flight Stamp as well as 2 of the Dinkie Stamps, bubbles and cross hatch.

Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream scalloped square card base.
2. Matted and layered copper pearlescent embossed card.
3. The background is the mop up from another background using Distress Oxides and SN glitter pens. I have stamped the cross hatch and bubbles using Distress Ink vintage photo and distressed around the edges.
4. I stamped the bird on another piece of mop up background papers with Versafine and embossed before cutting out and adhering to background with Pinflair for dimension.
5. To finish off I added 3 pieces of string to one corner with 3 feathers and the birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craftaholics R Us #8 - Anything Goes
Inspire Create #12 - Animals
The Paper Shelter #327 - Things that Fly
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #11 - AG with a Critter
Crafty Animals #11 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

France Papillon

Good Evening Crafty Friends

On Sunday I went to the CHSI Stitches Trade show.

I saw lots of my lovely fellow crafters from IndigoBlu, Hunkydory, Chocolate Baroque, Crafter's Companion, Imagination Crafts to name but a few.

I had a lovely chat with Lesley from Chocolate Baroque and met France Papillon, I did a workshop with France a couple of years ago at Art from the Heart so it was lovely to catch up.

She allowed me to record her demonstrating and here is the video.

I do hope that you enjoy and thank you for watching.

Click the LINK to watch the video!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting!